Lavrov comments on Syrian de-escalation zone agreementRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 20:15
Iraq calls for closer cooperation with RussiaWorld July 24, 19:09
Russia develops laser-guided automatic landing system for dronesMilitary & Defense July 24, 18:22
Communist propaganda ban not aiming to dismantle Soviet WWII memorials, vows Polish envoyWorld July 24, 18:16
Situation with Siemens won’t affect Russian companies — energy ministerBusiness & Economy July 24, 18:11
Russian energy minister says oil prices may grow in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 17:31
Putin fills in Normandy Four on Russia’s approaches to key Minsk accord provisionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 16:57
Normandy Four leaders call for ceasefire in DonbassWorld July 24, 16:29
Archstoyanie: Russia's largest land art festivalSociety & Culture July 24, 16:08
KIEV, September 10. /TASS/. City hall in Odessa on Thursday refused to consider an issue of recognizing Russia as an ‘aggressor country’.
"The city hall did not include the issue in the agenda of Thursday’s session," Dumskaya newspaper said.
In the wake of this decision, the activists of the Euromaidan movement who were present in the hall started a brawl, trying to put garbage plastic bags over the heads of some of the deputies. The security guards of the Mayor’s Office had to evict the malefactors from the hall.
Odessa deputies have failed to discuss the labeling of Russia as an aggressor on previous occasions, too. Absence of deputies compelled the hall to cancel consideration of the issue at the last session.
In January 2015, Ukraine’s national parliament, the Verkhovna Rada passed a resolution ‘On Rebuffing the Russian Armed Aggression and Eliminating its Aftermaths’ where it stipulated that Russia should be recognized as an aggressor state. It also called on international organizations to make the same step.
In addition, the resolution declared the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to be ‘terrorist organizations’.
Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed the Rada decisions as absolutely irresponsible ones and said the Ukrainian deputies were engaging in myth-building.